President Biden announced his nomination for the head of the Department of Labor to be Julie Su. As the deputy secretary these last two years she built a reputation for prioritizing union interests over those of individual workers or flexible business models. Notably, as the labor secretary in California she drove the reclassification of independent contractors to employees. She also supported the Fast-Act, which empowers an unelected board to impose work rules and a minimum wage as high as $22 an hour. Julie Su also received criticism for her handling of COVID benefit payments as her department issued around $30 Billion in fraudulent jobless-payments.
The confirmation of Su to oversee the Department of Labor—which may not happen—would undoubtedly result in her attempting to implement the policies she implemented in California on a federal level.